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David Anderson appointed ABC Managing Director

Friday 03 May, 2019

David Anderson has been confirmed as the ABC's new Managing Director.

Distinctive content makes ABC a priceless national asset: David Anderson at Senate Estimates

Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Acting ABC Managing Director David Anderson performed well in his first Senate committee hearing last week in Canberra.
 
Answering a range of questions about the turmoil of the last couple of months, Anderson was forthcoming about issues facing the national broadcaster as he answered the questions from Senators.
 
In an opening statement he said:
 

I am focused only on the ABC and independence: acting ABC Chair Kirstin Ferguson

Saturday 29 September, 2018

"I don't have a relationship with Government. I am focused only on the ABC and independence," new ABC Acting Chair Kirstin Ferguson told ABC News.

Kirstin Ferguson appointed Acting ABC Chair

Friday 28 September, 2018

Following yesterday's resignation of Justin Milne, ABC board member Kirstin Ferguson will be appointed Acting Chair.

She is the Prime Minister's preferred choice for the full time role, but her appointment will need to be confirmed by the Governor General and to fit within the formal process of appointing an ABC Chair.

Days like these are not easy: Acting ABC MD David Anderson

Thursday 27 September, 2018

In the wake of Justin Milne's resignation from the position of ABC Chairman, Acting Managing Director David Anderson has put out a message to ABC staff:

 

Dear Colleagues,

As everyone is now aware, Justin Milne has resigned as ABC Chairman after several very difficult days for the ABC.

ABC Chairman Justin Milne resigns

Thursday 27 September, 2018

ABC Chairman Justin Milne has resigned amidst of allegations of political interference.

The crisis within Australia's national broadcaster began on Monday when Managing Director Michelle Guthrie was sacked.

Within 24 hours allegations against Justin Milne began to emerge amidst threats of legal action from Guthrie.

Board members meeting with ABC Chairman Milne about his future

Thursday 27 September, 2018

Members of the ABC Board are currently meeting with Chairman Justin Milne to discuss his future.

It is believed the board members are urging him to stand aside as ongoing revelations about his role in pressuring the former Managing Director continue to emerge.

Leaks continue from those supporting the sacked Managing Director and those supporting the board, as both parties position themselves for threatened legal action concerning Michelle Guthrie's sacking.

ABC Chairman on knife edge: Staff union meeting this afternoon

Wednesday 26 September, 2018

ABC staff were reported to have been seen high fiving* in the foyer when news of Michelle Guthrie's sacking was released on Monday.

There is set to be more disruption within the national broadcaster today as Chairman Justin Milne's position becomes increasingly untenable after revelations that he emailed Michelle Guthrie urging her to sack Emma Alberici during a dispute over an article she wrote earlier this year.

Justin Milne confirmed as new ABC Chairman

Friday 24 March, 2017

Justin Milne has been appointed as the Chairman and a non-executive director of the ABC Board.

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